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One Quarter of Germans Happy To Have Chip Implants 170

justice4all writes "If it means shorter lines at the supermarket, a quarter of Germans would be happy to have a chip implanted under their skin. The head of Germany's main IT trade body told the audience at the opening ceremony of the CeBIT technology exhibition that one in four of his countrymen are happy to have a microchip inserted for ID purposes."

Comment Re:A bright future for the web... (Score 1) 181

Yep, the future of the web is looking good, except for IE that is lagging behind. I wonder, why MS wouldn't just get over it and discontinue the development of its monstrous browser. They've lost the browser war, why wouldn't they put their resources elsewhere? At least IE8 is better than its predecessors and IE9 looks even better, but still..

Simply because they can set the default search to be bing... which will allow them to potentially reap the advertising revenue and search data for other web related projects.

They look at google and get giddy at all that money they could be tapping into.

That and they love the screams web developers make in frustration when dealing with their legacy.

Comment Re:I for one... (Score 3, Interesting) 373

I can vouch for the climbing tendency of spiders. It's kind of like some insects will run at you and attempt to hide beneath your feet. Looking for shelter, spiders I'd assume would be afraid of things like birds... a tiled floor must feel pretty exposed to the elements for them.

I've had a huntsman or two attempt to climb me too :)

The scary thing about huntsman (for people afraid of spiders) that I have found is the further I go north in Australia the bigger they seem to get and the faster they seem to move. Not sure if this is fact or just bad luck on my behalf :)

QLD huntsman seem ungodly fast and large... I just wish they'd stay outside!

Quite a while back I put my foot in a boot whilst wearing no socks only to discover that a large huntsman was under my toes... my instinctive reaction at that moment was to curl my toes up and stomp down.

Spidery crunch. Ugh.

Scared of being bitten and halfway committed ... I pushed down for quite a while to ensure the poor little guy was dead :\

Good times... good times.

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